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Best Battery Chainsaws

Picking the chainsaw that's best for you is very important, considering they're highly powered and dangerous gardening tools. Battery chainsaws are thought to be a happy medium between their electric and petrol powered counterparts, though they do have some shortcomings.

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This type of chainsaw relies upon rechargeable battery packs, granting it a high degree of both portability and manoeuvrability. They're cordless and do not require as much engine maintenance as a petrol-powered saw, meaning they can be used for a huge range of sawing tasks.

Battery powered chainsaws are generally light and compact, work for hours, and shine when cutting small trees and doing general trimming. Depending on the product, these types of saws can match petrol saws for power, while also being far quieter and more suitable for use in urban areas.

They are typically the most expensive model of chainsaw. The main downfall of their design is the same as any battery-powered garden tool: the need to recharge the battery. But with modern technology and proper maintenance, this impact is negligible.

Battery chainsaws can be used for a range of cutting projects. If you intend to use yours for lighter pruning or as a hedge trimmer, a bar length of up to 40 cm (16") would be appropriate. Medium chainsaw work, like small tree felling, trimming and cross-cutting, should use a bar up to 50 cm (20") in length. For all other heavy sawing, like tree-felling, saw-log prep and milling, a bar longer than 50 cm is usually required.

Safety is an important consideration for all chainsaws. Make sure you're properly equipped with head, eye and ear protection, and have a pair of gloves to operate your saw. Though still very dangerous, battery-powered chainsaws have no cables and lower noise safety concerns. But, making sure your chainsaw is the right weight and size for you is critical to using it safely.

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Stihl MSA 120

Stihl MSA 120

5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I got this because we have 550 olive trees that need pruning and I’m just to little to handle the bigger petrol chainsaws . I was a little sceptical at first as it so small and light and I didn’t thi

Price (RRP) $339.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length31 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight2.5 kg
  • Noise Level 83 dB
AEG ACS58LI401

AEG ACS58LI401

5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: This little battery powered chainsaw is truly awesome. It has as much power as my petrol chainsaws but with a smaller bar. When I first got it, I assumed it would just be used for small jobs around

Price (RRP) $660.00

  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length40 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Chain Brake
  • Weight4.98 kg
  • Voltage 58 V
Stihl MSA 140C

Stihl MSA 140C

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: A previous Ryobi electric chainsaw finally threw in the towel after almost a decade of dead-weight heaviness and an extremely fiddly tensioning adjustment. The STIHL is a game changer. It is light,

  • Bar Length30.5 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight2.6 kg
  • Voltage 36 V
Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPK-218

Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPK-218

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Originally I was going to buy the Ryobi pole pruner skin which cost around 200 as I've already had several Ryobi +One gear but then saw the Ozito version with battery kit for 129. Considering the

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length20 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight4.3 kg
  • Voltage 18 V
Husqvarna 120i

Husqvarna 120i

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I've previously reviewed another battery-powered chainsaw (Black & Decker's GKC 1820 L-XE) and rated it highly. I extolled its virtues for light work on a small rural property; and back then (early

Price (RRP) $567.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight2.95 kg
  • Noise Level 101 dB
  • Voltage 36 V
EGO CS1400E

EGO CS1400E

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: i have a large sthil and a mid sized sthil petorl saw as well as the electric sthil so i have something to compare to, i almost always reach for the Ego as its simply easy, it cuts and cuts, say

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
Victa Vforce+ 40Volt

Victa Vforce+ 40Volt

5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: unbelievable that a battery powered chainsaw has so much power. dont have to muck around with mixing fuel, i have 2 batteries and i can fill my gator tray full of wood. Ive cut 16" cuts. Its light

Black & Decker 18V Li-Ion 25cm Chainsaw GKC1825L20-XE

Black & Decker 18V Li-Ion 25cm Chainsaw GKC1825L20-XE

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I had already wasted heaps on 2 poor quality battery chain saws from China so was very wary before trying again. However, this saw exceeded all my expectations. It is light, powerful and very easy

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length25 cm
  • FeaturesTool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight3.1 kg
  • Voltage 18 V
AEG ACS18BS6

AEG ACS18BS6

4.6 from 5 reviews

Latest review: Using this chainsaw is a cinch. Compared to the petrol saws I've had in the past its 10 times less hassle to look after, better built, more reliable and easily as powerful at full tilt. There is no

Price (RRP) $399.00

  • Build Quality
    4.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (3)
  • Safety
    5.0 (3)
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting and Tree felling, sawlog prep, and milling
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake
  • Weight2.8 kg
Bosch 12V Cordless Easy Cut 06033C9040

Bosch 12V Cordless Easy Cut 06033C9040

4.5 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I am a civil engineer and home renovator not associated with bosch or Bunnings. I don't have any other 12v bosch tools, I use either Makita or dewalt mostly. I bought this saw for $199 from Bunnings

Price (RRP) $199.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    4.0 (1)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System and Carrying Case Included
  • Weight0.9 kg
  • Noise Level 86 dB
  • Voltage 12 V
Black & Decker 18V Cordless CCS818

Black & Decker 18V Cordless CCS818

4.5 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Have had one of these for some years now. Absolutely brilliant for cutting firewood for campfires. Our camping friends leave their petrol saws in their campers while the B&D goes to work. Battery

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length46 cm
  • Voltage 18 V
Husqvarna 536Li XP

Husqvarna 536Li XP

4.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Advantages: High chain speed for a battery operated unit, with plenty of torque without the hassle of starting and stopping for a small cut, this thing is awesome. Battery lasts a while, and charger

Ryobi One+ 18V Cordless OCS1825

Ryobi One+ 18V Cordless OCS1825

3.8 from 4 reviews

Latest review: I bought the skin only as I had bought a drill years ago and had mistakenly continued to buy 18volt Ryobi tools. Yes, it was a mistake to buy these tools because they dont work efficiently. I have a

Price (RRP) $159.00

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Safety
    4.7 (3)
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Bar Length25 cm
  • Weight2.76 kg
  • Voltage 18 V
Stihl MSA 160 C / MSA 160 C-BQ

Stihl MSA 160 C / MSA 160 C-BQ · includes 2 listings

3.8 from 9 reviews

Latest review: This chainsaw performs like a petrol driven chainsaw only it is a lot lighter to handle. I used this saw for the first time on our travels through NSW and QLD, we free camp the majority of the time

Price (RRP) $399.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Voltage 36 V
Bosch AKE 30 LI

Bosch AKE 30 LI

3.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: This saw is surprisingly powerful and i can get a lot of work out of it even with the basic 2.4 AH battery. As the other reviewer notes, the most annoying thing with this is that the blade

Price (RRP) $529.00

  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight5.2 kg
  • Noise Level 74 dB
  • Voltage 36 V
Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPS-018

Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPS-018

2.5 from 4 reviews

Latest review: I purchased this specific product as I already have two (2) Ozito cordless products that were purchased this year, and as Ozito publicises the fact that "one battery powers the range", I thought it

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    2.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Safety
    4.0 (1)
  • Uses Pruning
  • Bar Length20 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication
  • Weight3.9 kg
  • Voltage 18 V
Ozito OSC-018

Ozito OSC-018

2.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Compact, well made home chainsaw for small jobs and it works well. However it becomes very inefficient due to the company’s choice of battery. Instead of utilising the Power X battery that powers e

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Safety
    4.0 (1)
Baumr-Ag SW2

Baumr-Ag SW2

2.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Great little pruning saw, not fast but does the job. BUT! I have 4 other Baumr 20v lithium tools and this saw battery is different so not interchangeable with the other tools. With only 1.5amp charge

Price (RRP) $249.00

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Uses Pruning
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication
  • Voltage 20 V
Boss CS300

Boss CS300

2.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I now have great difficulty starting my two-stroke chainsaws due to a painful condition in my right shoulder (bursitis) so I had to look for an alternative and found it in the Boss 40volt battery

Baumr-AG 40V Cordless Pole Saw E-Force 400 III

Baumr-AG 40V Cordless Pole Saw E-Force 400 III

1.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I bought this from Kogan and was looking forward to getting a few things done around the yard, especially after reading the positive reviews on the Kogan website. I wasn't expecting perfection, as

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Safety
    3.0 (1)
  • Bar Length17 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Quick / Easy Start and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Weight5 kg
  • Voltage 40 V